Are you looking for a new dog? If so, you may be looking for a loyal companion that will fit in very well with you and your family. All dogs can be loyal and protective of their family, but some breeds show these traits more than others.
If you are in search of a loyal breed, then read on! This article will explain the personality of 5 loyal dog breeds to keep on your searching radar.
Collies are the famous breed of the popular TV show dog character Lassie. These are very popular herding dogs that originated in Scotland. These dogs are commonly seen as therapy and service dogs, as they are very highly loyal and very intelligent.
According to the AKC, "Collies are famously fond of children and make wonderful family pets. These swift, athletic dogs thrive on companionship and regular exercise. With gentle training, they learn happily and rapidly. The Collie's loyalty, intelligence, and sterling character are the stuff of legend."
A typical adult collie will weigh about 50 to 75 pounds and usually live 12 to 14 years. These dogs will need normal exercise and frequent brushing to keep their coat from getting matted.
2) GERMAN SHEPHERD
German Shepherds are usually associated with being police or military dog since they are highly intelligent and easily trainable. These dogs make excellent working dogs that will form a close-knit bond with their family. German Shepherds usually have a pack mentality which allows them to be very loyal to their families and will desire to spend a lot of time with them.
According to the AKC, "There are many reasons why German Shepherds stand in the front rank of canine royalty, but experts say their defining attribute is character: loyalty, courage, confidence, the ability to learn commands for many tasks, and the willingness to put their life on the line in defense of loved ones. German Shepherds will be gentle family pets and steadfast guardians, but, the breed standard says, there's a 'certain aloofness that does not lend itself to immediate and indiscriminate friendships.'
Full-grown adults can weigh 50 to 90 pounds and live 7 to 10 years. German Shepherds can be a great loyal companion and guard dog for your family.
Beagles are happy and active dogs. They have an excellent pack mentality. This helps them to be very attached to their owners and families. Beagles are the famous breed of Snoopy, the dog, the pet of Charlie Brown.
These dogs are highly social and quickly and firmly attach to the people they spend the most time with. These are great, smaller, loyal dogs that would be a nice fit for your family if larger dogs are not what you are looking for.
According to the AKC, "Not only is the Beagle an excellent hunting dog and loyal companion, it is also happy-go-lucky, funny, and thanks to its pleading expression cute. They were bred to hunt in packs, so they enjoy company and are generally easygoing."
Beagles, as adults, are about 20 to 30 pounds and will live 10 to 15 years.
4) GREAT PYRENEES
The great Pyrenees are herding dogs that are very loyal and are very protective of their families. These dogs are very patient, which makes them a great choice to have in a family with children. These dogs will consider their humans as members of their pack and will herd individuals of their pack around the house.
The Great Pyrenees are active and highly intelligent. They will require some effort to train and keep up with just like most herding dogs. These dogs do best if they have a lot of land for exercising and playing. They will need frequent brushing and lots of exercise to help keep them from becoming destructive. These dogs can weigh over 100 pounds and live 10 to 12 years. The Great Pyrenees would be a great loyal dog for your family.
Chihuahuas are easily trained due to their happy and enthusiastic personality. They are the tiniest breed on our list of loyal dog breeds. They usually weigh no more than 6 pounds. This breed usually does not eat very much and is very easy to train.
Chihuahuas are extremely loyal to their humans and people in their families. They are always demanding attention and love from the main people in their lives. This breed would be an excellent choice for elderly people and for children.
Chihuahua’s usually have a very long life span of 14 to 16 years with very minimal health problems.
When looking for a new dog, consider one of these five dogs as they are all very loyal and would make a great new, faithful companion for you to have.